The line to get a Boeing 787-8 is quite lengthy so the airlines are usually very excited when its their turn. Royal Brunei is no exception. They received theirs in October 2013 and have been flying them (2) around the local region and will continue to do so until the end of November 2013.
Then on 2 December, 2013, the current Boeing 777-200 being used for the London to Dubai service will be replaced by a Boeing 787-8. The flight, BI98 will then continue on to Bandar Seri Bagawan (BWN) same as it does today. In London-Heathrow, they will continue to fly out of Terminal 4.
Adding the 787 on this long haul route is the first step in having an all 787 fleet for long haul flights. Next city will be Melbourne, Australia (MEL) as more Dreamliners are delivered in 2014. The airplane has a two-class configuration of Business Class and Economy Class with 18 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration while Economy Class has a 3-3-3 configuration with an average 32″ pitch for a total of 236 seats. The entire aircraft’s capacity is 254 passengers.
Check out the interior here in this video:
Here is some information if visiting Brunei:
- General Visa requirements
- Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens
- Government of Brunei
- Royal Brunei Airlines
Here are some photos of the Press conferences at World Travel Market for the new 787-8.